Friends Of Ham | Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Friends Of Ham
Exceptional based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

4 New Station Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire England LS1 5DL [ print map ]
0113 242 0275

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Hours: Mon – Wed: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm Thu – Sat: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am Sun: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Mayor: wimpyjoe (12) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 100+


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Beer Available At Friends Of Ham (arranged by most recent)
Brooklyn 1/2 Ale 56, Roosters Outlaw Love All The People , Kirkstall Black Band Porter 84, Magic Rock Magic 8 Ball 98, Burning Sky Saison à la Provision 92, Buxton Far Skyline 78, Buxton / Omnipollo Pomperipossa (Sour Cherry Stout) 76, Roosters Fort Smith 78, Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale 99, Summer Wine Pacer 85, Redchurch Bethnal Pale Ale 92, Weird Beard Five O’clock Shadow 96, Lefebvre Hopus 86, Veltins Pilsener 26, Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale 99, Magic Rock Villainous Vienna IPA 94, Ilkley Stout Mary 75, Kirkstall Dissolution IPA 74, Siren / De Molen Empress Stout 97, Summer Wine Padrino 82
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8 reviews for Friends Of Ham
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  85%
 Selection  78%
 Food  80%
 Value  69%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  84%


74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (651) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | September 20, 2014
A small, albeit lovely bar with a focus on charcuterie, cheese and craft beer...what’s not to love! I secured a seat at the bar and service was great and during peak time as well. A good selection of taps and casks from UK breweries and beyond. Overall quality was high here and the pricing reflected that.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (425) Tromsø, Norway | July 16, 2014
A cool and cozy, modern beer bar offering three cask ales and six on keg alongside a fine selection of bottled craft beers. Their beer flight menu consists of six beers in 1/3 pint measures. Wood décor to a rather narrow and small room at the street level with more seating space downstairs. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable girls on work serving beer, cheese, cake, and meat. Background music during my stay included Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The Leeds Tap is almost next door and Tapped Leeds just around the corner (visited 07.07.2014).
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
wimpyjoe  (1320) Hebden Bridge, England | April 3, 2014| Updated October 18, 2014
On a side road that leads to the railway station and opposite the revamped Trinity Shopping Centre, this place was smaller than expected given the gravity of reviews that have gone before stepping into the bar. The upstairs entrance area used to be small but expanded into the next unit beside it in Autumn 2014 and is now a large open plan area with the bar central proceedings. It has also expanded its already decent selection of rotating casks and keg ale, the latter having a greater prominence. The underground downstairs area is where the main seating used to exists, but is still a comfortable enough place to enjoy the very mixed and thoughtful selection. It’s possible to buy the ales in 1/3 measures with a 10% discount for ordering a pint in this manner, which is very handy if you find a number of beers you wish to try. There’s some high volume ales here too so it can be handy in that respect too.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Fin  (574) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | February 15, 2014
We (me & Loz) visited here on Saturday 15th February 2014. This was my first visit to this bar which sits just a few along from the Leeds Brewery Tap and just 2-3 mins from Leeds station. Clearly the continuing spread of Craft beer and new and interesting bars is not just the preserve of London and Londoners. I last visited Leeds about three years ago and since then Brewdog, Friends of Ham and Tapped Leeds have all joined the party and I don’t doubt for one minute that there are many others that in my limited time in the city I have yet to stumble across. Friends of Ham is on two levels (we never went downstairs) we sat by the bar watching the bar staff working tirelessly and non-stop slicing meats, cheeses and of course pouring beers of which there were a small but well chosen and great selection. I had Mikeller/T’ Ol Sleepover Coffee IPA Loz had Weard Beard Decadence. The place was rammed, and food seemed very popular. Beers were offered in thirds but I thought prices were on the steep side. It was a little crowded and I did fell a little hemmed in sat at the bar but hey-ho a Saturday at one-o-clock is always gonna be busy. I have to say this was one of if not my favourite of the day in Leeds despite the few niggles.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
KJB27  (17) Lille, France | December 1, 2013
Odd concept : bar + charcuterie. Lovely place downstairs, great selection on tap and in the fridge. The food is good but quite expensive. Very nice place, perfect for a first drink before going to North Bar.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold  (20) Sheffield, England | July 31, 2013
Called here to drink and eat on a Tuesday afternoon. A stones throw from Leeds station this glass fronted bar is split over two levels. The bar and a few stools are at ground floor level. Downstairs is where the tables, comfy seats and loos are found. The place feels continental, maybe a bit London, but not in any way pretentious. Friendly, welcoming staff are knowledgable and enthusiastic about what they offer. Good, frequently changing (their website is updated on at least a daily basis) choice of beers on draught. Interesting selection of bottled stuff. (A case of Magic Rock Bearded Lady had just been delivered as I was at the bar). Food, by way of high quality meats and cheeses with the usual trimmings was excellent. I can see me becoming a regular here..
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
slugfolio  (2) , England | July 12, 2013
Charming, Intimate, ever changing, pleasant staff and has a shuffleboard!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
BGRTRob  (4) | April 4, 2013
Can’t believe I’m the first to review this great bar. A rather cool bar selling beer, cheese, meat, wine, cider and port...no mucking about. A fantastic selection of beers, 6 keg and 3 cask for all the best UK breweries (Kernel, Magic Rock, Thornbridge, Red Willow, Buxton, Redchurch, Brodies) and great stuff from overseas (Stone, Rogue, De Molen, Mikkeller). A lovely modern and understated tasteful interior, small bar upstairs and a large room downstairs. The average punter is relatively young but not hipsters, beery types and office workers in suits. Staff are friendly and know their beer. Food is great but a bit expensive. A great addition to the Leeds beer scene, I visit every time I’m in Leeds.

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